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wild mushroom bisque

One of my absolute favorite places to eat is Zupa’s – especially when I’m in the mood for soup. They have a wonderful selection of soups, but I always tend to order the same thing – their Wild Mushroom Bisque. Sadly, I have moved outside of the radius of any Zupa’s locations… so I had

01 Mar 2014

pumpkin coconut curry

Okay, two things: I love pumpkin, and I love curry. Every time I go to a Thai restaurant and pumpkin curry is an option, I order it. And it’s always an amazing experience. However, it’s not always an option at every Thai restaurant… so I decided to give it a try myself.      

25 Nov 2012

pumpkin better than… trifle

This cake is amazing. So amazing, we need to compare it to something equally amazing. My parents didn’t like us saying the “S” word… so my mom calls it “Better than Robert Redford” cake or “Better than Brad Pitt” cake… I think I would probably call it the “Better than Ryan Gosling” cake. I think that

19 Nov 2012

greek yogurt ranch dip

Did I ever mention that I’m not a huge fan of vegetables? I’ve definitely learned to love them more as I’ve gotten older, but I still don’t just get excited about them. Unless they’re drenched in something like cheese, butter, or ranch dressing. So, today, I tried out a new snack. Instead of pulling out

06 Nov 2012

3-ingredient pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Who doesn’t LOVE pumpkin chocolate chip cookies? I know I’m not that person. Really, I love pumpkin ANYthing… but there’s something about the delicious combo of semisweet chocolate and gooey pumpkin that I simply can’t resist. I wanted to make some the other day, and realized I didn’t have flour. Bummer. But, I had cake

02 Nov 2012

roasted garlic & lemon broccoli

So, I’ve never been a big vegetable eater. I know I’m supposed to eat them, so I do, but I have a hard time enjoying them. I’ve really never been a broccoli fan. Until now. I found this recipe at The Amateur Gourmet, and it is AAA-MAZ-ING. I’ve also seen it called “The Best Broccoli

30 Oct 2012

quinoa shrimp salad

I enjoyed the last quinoa dish (Quinoa Burrito Bowls) so much, that I just had to try another one. This one is somewhat similar to the last, but it definitely has a different kick. Nothin’ like healthy food that actually tastes good!   5 from 1 reviews quinoa shrimp salad   Save Print Cook time

25 Oct 2012

easy peasy peach cobbler

Growing up, whenever my mom would ask us what we wanted for dessert, the answer was always, always, peach cobbler. We didn’t waste time on apple crisp or brownies. I was pretty sure my mom put crack in it, until I started making it myself. There’s no crack… but this stuff is pretty dang good. And it’s easy.

15 Oct 2012

royal rice krispie treats

I know what you’re thinking. Really? A recipe for rice krispie treats? Can’t you just read that off the back of the cereal box? Well, my friend, you can do that – if you are willing to live a life of mediocrity. However, if you want life-changing, habit-forming, waistline-expanding deliciousness… you may just have to try

10 Oct 2012
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quinoa burrito bowls

So… I’ve been hearing all this hype about “quinoa.” After finally learning how to say it (keen-wah), I decided I better get on this bandwagon and learn to cook it. I went to buy some at Wal-Mart, and the cashier was asking me all these questions about it. I felt like kind of like an

04 Oct 2012
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